Undeclared and This Is the End star Jay Baruchel has been cast as the lead in an FX pilot created by former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, THRreports. Based on Rich's book, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, the half-hour comedy follows as a guy who's reentering the frightening dating scene after being dumped. If the show gets picked up, this will be Baruchel's first TV job since the short-lived 2006 courtroom drama Just Legal, which he starred in with Don Johnson.
Rich will serve as showrunner if the Last Girlfriend on Earth pilot gets picked up. Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia) [...]
In almost (gulp) 40 years, I've been to three films where the theater shook from the audience laughing so hard: Borat, Knocked Up, and, now, This is the End. Granted the crowd attending the sneak preview of This the End at the American Film Institute (AFI) were aspiring filmmakers salivating over the careers of the film's auteurs Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Even if you don't dream of being Hollywood's "it" boys, this self-referential buddy comedy is a fun ride thanks to the cast's infectious chemistry.
Comedy's reigning princes Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride star in this rambunctious feature, which hits [...]
Emma Watson, Jason Segel, and David Krumholtz are going to play themselves in Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg's End of the World, which used to be know as The Apocolypse and before that Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse. The three, along with the already announced crew of Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Aziz Ansari, are all guests at James Franco's house party when the apocalypse comes, which stinks because that means they aren't coming to my apocalypse party. The bright side is some of them are supposed to die, which I read to mean that ALL OF THEM WILL DIE but in a [...]
What was once calledJay & Seth vs. the Apocalypse is now called The Apocalypse, and its cast of Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen has ballooned out to include James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson – still all trapped in an apartment during the apocalypse. There's always room for those guys in an end-of-days fallout-shelter-type gathering, as I always say (it's a very clumsy motto, and almost never applicable to the situation). Seth Rogen will direct the movie, which will likely start shooting in the fall.
Seann William Scott, a brief appearance by Eugene Levy, and matter-of-fact sexual dialogue from an innocent-looking redheaded girl: is it American Pie? Is it American Pie 2? No, it's the trailer for Goon, written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, and looks to have about as much testosterone and bloody ice punching as the Pie movies had sexual frustration. No official release date yet, but we can expect it sometime in 2012.
Jay Baruchel is making a comedy about his life for ABC, Variety reports. He'll write and executive produce the untitled project with his new writing partner, Jesse Chabot, who produced the movie Goon and is writing the sequel with him. The potential series follows an actor who, to avoid the vapidness of Hollywood, moves back to his home town of Burlington, Vermont, where he buys a house down the street from his mother and invites his childhood friends to move in with him. In real life, Baruchel spends most of his time in his hometown in Canada, which is discussed frequently in another semi-autobiographical project, this summer's This Is [...]
Yesterday, Seth Rogen and company released a fake trailer for Pineapple Express 2 as an April Fool's Day gag, which ended up being a piece of actual promotion for their new apocalypse comedy This Is the End. Now, they've released an actual new trailer for This Is the End, a movie that Rogen co-wrote/co-directed that stars him, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as themselves. Beware, the trailer's jam-packed with spoilers, revealing some major character deaths and other stuff too.
The title of this piece should really be “Watching Other People Talk to Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel.” Let me explain.
Last month, I was summoned to the swanky Beverly Hills Hilton to attend a press day for the new movie Goon, starring Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel. Baruchel also wrote the movie with Seth Rogen’s writing partner Evan Goldberg. The PR team promoting Goon set up a string of conference rooms at the hotel for Scott and Baruchel to drop by and record TV and radio spots, plus participate in a roundtable interview with about 15 web and print journalists, including myself.
- Horrible Bosses 2 is a thing that is happening. Luckily, it will probably have the original's writers and directors, and the Bateman-Sudeikis-Day trio is expected to star again. Maybe they'll try to kill each other's kids in this one.
- Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Christopher Walken may star in Freezing People Is Easy, written by Stranger Than Fiction's Zach Helm, directed by Errol Morris and produced by (among others) Ira Glass. Yeah, that's a whole lot of awesome names. The film is the true story of the "television repairman who tried to pioneer the field of cryogenics by freezing humans." Um, if it's [...]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Baruchel signed on to write two new screenplays with writing partner Jesse Chabot: Random Acts of Violence, based on Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray's fictional-slasher-come-to-life comic book, and Exorcism Diaries, based on The Real Story Behind The Exorcist by Mark Opsasnick. Don't worry; Jay will still be acting in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, so he's not just switching careers because we didn't see She's Out Of My League.
If you're planning on seeing Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's This Is the End this weekend, you may not know that it was based on the 2007 short film, "Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse." Embedded above is the trailer for the unreleased short film that Rogen starred in with Jay Baruchel, which quickly became a viral hit. Rogen and Goldberg wrote the script with Jason Stone, who directed. They used the short to shop around This Is the End to studios in order to get the movie made but had to change the title because, according to Goldberg, "Steven Spielberg and Fox made Robopocalypse and because of [...]
Here's Seth Rogen and James Franco introducing the new trailer for their apocalypse comedy This Is the End (previously titled End of the World), which comes out June 14th, 2013. It stars Rogen, Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as themselves facing the end of the world in Los Angeles. Rogen wrote and directed the movie with his longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg, and Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rihanna, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Martin Starr, David Krumholtz, and Kevin Hart also appear as themselves. The trailer is being released this week to coincide with the Mayan-predicted apocalypse and features some jokes [...]
Okay, I know this shouldn't be the takeaway from this interview with Jay Baruchel, in which he talks about writing roles for women and for himself in Goon and Random Acts of Violence, plus getting ready to work on Seth Rogen's The Apocalypse, but how crazy is it that he's barely met James Franco? "People have always sort of locked me into this sort of [Judd Apatow–based] stable, but the truth is…I have met Franco a grand total of twice in my life, and it was literally just a handshake, 'Nice to meet you,' kind of thing." Who knew?
She's so much more than Pete's sleepy wife on 30 Rock! SNL writer Paula Pell has been named one of Variety's Screenwriters to Watch. She's done punch-up work on Bridesmaids and Judd Apatow's upcoming This Is Forty, so she's already basically the silent ninja of screenwriting, and next year Tina Fey will produce Pell's own script based on her teenage journals.
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